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ABC Ships Uranium Overseas for Story

ABC News says it has exposed a crucial weakness in the nation’s port security system by shipping depleted uranium from Jakarta, Indonesia, to Los Angeles. Federal officials say the network seems to have committed a crime. “We feel this is a very valid and important test,” ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said yesterday. “This is what journalists do. . . . It was not our intent to defraud the U.S.” But Homeland Security Department spokesman Dennis Murphy said that “it appears they violated the law, and the Justice Department is taking a look at that. Does a news organization have a right to break the law? Can a reporter rob a bank to prove that bank security is weak? My understanding of journalistic ethics is you don’t break the law in pursuit of news.” Full Story

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